Thankfully I haven't gotten my phone yet. I was planning on getting the white one and I wouldn't have even thought of looking for stuff like that when actually buying the phone in store. When I do get it (most likely this weekend), I am going to make sure there isn't any of that **** on it. Thanks for the heads up guys!I recall someone spotting cracks on their white iPhone the moment he took it out of the box at home. When he went back to the store they accused him of dropping it and wouldn't exchange it or something.
Pretty sure any plastic laminate won't keep these from cracking, and from what I gather about the material Apple is using in the backs of the 3G, it won't be needed to stop scratches either. I have had mine since 8:15 AM on the 11th and there is still not one scratch on the "plastic" back. I suspect it is NOT plastic. Various rumors around the 'net point to a ceramic and crystal coating material combination that is transparent to radio waves yet REALLY hard. I can see fine scratches in the metal Apple logo, but NONE on the white part.I just noticed it today, with this thread. My white one has a barely noticeble crack on the bottom. Never dropped - damn, never even went out with it, I'm still waiting for the damn invisible shield to come.
You're right but maybe plastic in the generic sense. You've got to see this thing. Obviously you haven't been carrying one of these around for a week: NO scratches. That back (or at least the coating) is NOT plastic. Other evidence:Pretty sure that they even said the back is plastic during the keynote about it.